Assistant Professor in Molecular Bacteriology and Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance

Université de Montréal - Montréal, QC (4 months ago)

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Assistant Professor in Molecular Bacteriology and Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance
Département de pathologie et microbiologie, Faculté de médecine vétérinaire

The Faculté de médecine vétérinaire (FMV) of the Université de Montréal is currently seeking qualified
candidates for an Assistant Professor position in Molecular Bacteriology and Mechanisms of Antibiotic
Resistance. The FMV is located in Saint-Hyacinthe, the agricultural capital of Quebec with
53 000 inhabitants. The FMV is located 60 km (37 miles) from Montreal, a vibrant city with an international
airport and excellent connections to Europe and the USA. The FMV is also within easy reach of the beautiful,
historic Quebec City. The FMV is located off campus, but maintains strong collaborative ties with other
faculties at Université de Montréal and other universities within the province. A structured mentorship
program is available for newly hired professors.

The candidate will be expected to conduct an innovative and independent research program and obtain
external research grants, using current approaches including the latest state-of-the-art molecular techniques,
in order to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and to identify new therapeutic targets
with potential impact on the development of new drugs. His areas of research will focus primarily on bacteria
and molecular mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance of veterinary or zoonotic interest, as well as aspects
of bacterial pathogenesis, host-bacterial interactions, and bacteria-bacteria interactions. To learn more about
the Faculty of veterinary medicine and to discover its dynamic faculty life, please visit our website.

As a professor, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the excellence of the Faculté de

médecine vétérinaire:
Through your teaching and your research activities, enhancing the reputation of your discipline and playing
an active role in the overall operations of a renowned institution. As such, you will:

Teaching students enrolled in the DVM program;
Teaching and training graduate students (MSc and PhD) and postdoctoral fellows;
Developing an autonomous research program in an area linked to the assignment; collaboration with

ongoing research is also encouraged;
Outreach activities (publications, conferences, etc.);
Contributing to the University activities.

To succeed in this role, you must have the following qualifications:

Hold a Ph. D.; one year of postdoctoral training in the field of antibiotic resistance and molecular
mechanisms involved in this subject or in a related field will be considered an asset;

Doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree (or the equivalent) will be considered and asset;
Adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering

the proficiency level required, in accordance with Université de Montréal’s Language Policy. An
institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their
communication skills.

How to submit your application

Candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest, detailing their research interests and career objectives,
as well as their curriculum vitae, a copy of their diplomas, and the full name and contact information (phone
numbers, email, address, fax number) of 3 referees. Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Christian Bédard, DVM, M.Sc., Dipl. ACVP (Clinical Pathology)
Chair, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal
3200, rue Sicotte, St-Hyacinthe (QC) J2S 2M2
Phone: 450-773-8521, extension 8519
Email: christian.bedard@umontreal.ca
Website: http://fmv.umontreal.ca/faculte/departements/pathologie-et-microbiologie/

Additional information about the position

Reference number FMV 01-20/5

Application deadline Until March 2, 2020

Applications received after the deadline will be considered if no other timely
applications meet the requirements.

Salary Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of
benefits

Starting date As of June 1st, 2020 or as soon as possible

Université de Montréal is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion. Through its Equal Access Employment Program,
UdeM invites applications from women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnic minorities, as well as persons with disabilities. We will –
confidentially – adapt our recruitment mechanisms to the specific needs of people with disabilities who request it. We also welcome
applications from candidates of all orientations and sexual identities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in
accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.

Université de Montréal’s application process allows all members of the Professor’s Assembly to review the application files
submitted. If you wish to keep your application confidential until the shortlist is established, please mention it in your application.